TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Barclays in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $65.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.35% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Atlantic Securities raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price target on TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley lowered TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.00.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.53 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.39. The stock had a trading volume of 1,414,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,398,771. The company has a market capitalization of $10,005.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.21 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $30.39 and a 1 year high of $56.58.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The firm had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,830,730.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total value of $193,227,658.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,235,025 shares of company stock valued at $221,248,596 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 138.6% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after purchasing an additional 2,329 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 694 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the second quarter worth approximately $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the second quarter worth approximately $217,000.

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TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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